Mont De Marsan Tips and Racecourse Guide

Mont-De-Marsan is the capital of the Landes region and as well as being a dual-purpose racecourse, it is known for being home to a formidable training centre, which has produced a number of Group One winners. There is also an AFASEC racing school on site.

Mont-De-Marsan hosts around 12 race meetings a year from February through to November. The main action is on the flat, but there is also a spectacular cross country course for the jumpers.

Trainers based at Mont-De-Marsan include Didier Guillemin (won 2017 Group One Al Quoz Sprint with The Right Man), Philippe Sogorb (won 2013 Group One Cheveley Park Stakes with Vorda) and Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte (won 2016 Group Two Rockfel Stakes with Spain Burg).

In 2021 the Tour de France passed through Mont De Marsan.

Mont De Marsan Tips

French Racing Tips – 12/03

The 1m4f maiden at Mont-de-Marsan features four with a decent level of form for a provincial maiden, but we’ll take a chance on Crypto on her first start of 2022.

She was third here on debut over 1m2f in September, on similarly testing ground, and was noted staying on well at the finish that day.

She still looked in need of the experience on her next outing at Toulouse, but is bred to come into her own this year.  A daughter of Almanzor, this €100,000 yearling is the second foal of Group 3 winner Bourree.

Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte has his team in good form – our previous selection from his yard finished runner-up to a stablemate earlier this week!   He also runs Activist here, but hopefully Crypto can get the better of him and the Didier Guillemin duo.

RECOMMENDED BET: 10.20 Mont-de-Marsan Crypto ew @ 13/2 (various)

Mont De Marsan Top Trainers (2020)


1. Didier Guillemin 9 wins (22%)

2. Christelle Courtade 5 wins (33%)

3. Philippe Sogorb 5 wins (20%)

4. Jean-Claude Rouget 2 wins (25%)

5. Christophe Ferland 2 wins (11%)



1. Didier Guillemin 2 wins (66%)

3. Francois Nicolle 2 wins (33%)

2. Guillaume Macaire 2 wins (16%)

4. Christophe Cheminaud 1 win (50%)

5. Pierrick Le Geay 1 win (33%)

Mont De Marsan Top Jockeys (2020)


1. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 5 wins (26%)

2. Alexandre Gavilan 5 wins (15%)

3. Julien Auge 5 wins (14%)

4. Valentin Seguy 4 wins (12%)

5. Clement Merille 3 wins (33%)



1. Baptiste Fouchet 3 wins (60%)

2. Nathalie Desoutter 2 wins (100%)

3. Romain Julliot 1 win (50%)

4. Tristan Lemagnen 1 win (33%)

5. Kilian Dubourg 1 win (33%)

How to get there


Mont-De-Marsan is hard to access. The town is a 90-minute regional TER train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, which itself takes two hours by TGV from Paris-Montparnasse.

Mont De Marsan Top Races


Criterium des Landes (Classe 2)

Grand Prix de Mont-de-Marsan (Classe 1)


Grand Cross de Mont-de-Marsan

Mont De Marsan Map

Mont De Marsan Tips Archives

French Racing Tips – 28/02

French Racing Tips – 28/02

There have already been a few nibbles at the price, but the 15/2 on offer remains excellent value for Tequila Sun in the cross-country at Mont de Marsan this morning. The nine year old is 5-19 in this sphere, but that becomes 3-4 when focusing on this track alone, and...

French Racing Tips – 28 September

French Racing Tips – 28 September

The early card at Mont de Marsan looks a little tricky, but I am keen on the chances of Gagnesiry, who should go very well in the mile handicap (1.42pm). Didier Guillemin has already got a win out of the three year old this season, at Tarbes in June, but she went...

French Racing Tips – 16 September

French Racing Tips – 16 September

The 1m4f class 2 at Mont de Marsan (11.45am) is far from the strongest race for the grade and I'm not convinced about the strength of the recent winning form of the likes of favourite Dakini (who nevertheless deserves consideration) and Mamluk.  In contrast, Cape...

Today’s French Racing Tips – 13/03/21

Today’s French Racing Tips – 13/03/21

The main meeting today is at Auteuil and we will have a bet on the card later, but there is one to get us started this morning, in the claiming chase at Mont-de-Marsan (10.20am). It is a desperately weak race and it is easy enough to pick holes in all of them, but at...

Today’s French Racing Tips – 01/03/21

Today’s French Racing Tips – 01/03/21

11.20am Mont de Marsan The mixed card at Mont de Marsan catches our attention and one that we have been looking forward to for a few days now is Creedmoor in Race 3, which is a moderate maiden for three-year-olds. This daughter of Invincible Spirit ex Vorda has moved...

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